Picking up where our worldwide exclusive EQT 91 left off, we proudly celebrate part two of the Packer x adidas Consortium “EQT Adventure” collection with the EQT 91/18.
While the first shoe paid homage to the colors and materials of the classic outdoor-focused EQT Adventure line, the Boost™ + Primeknit equipped EQT 91/18 model takes those foundational cues and evolves the concept into something geared for today and beyond.
Using the EQT 91/18’s blend of classic Equipment design and contemporary perspectives as its canvas, the shoe features a combination of materials that give nods to both eras. A wool-blend Primeknit vamp sits alongside a hairy suede quarter for a juxtaposition that creates the perfect bridge between the nostalgic look and feel of 1991 and the modern production possibilities of 2018.
A molded heel and 3-stripe TPU cage add support to the upper, finished with a premium leather lining and rope laces. At its base, a black Boost™ midsole is accented by essential overrun 3-stripe marks branding and a durable rubber outsole.
The Packer x adidas Consortium 91/18 will be available 12 noon EST, Saturday, September 29th, in-store at both Packer locations and online at packershoes.com (sizes 7-13).
As an added bonus, we’ve teamed up with legendary mountain bike pioneers, Ritchey, to create the special custom Timberwolf bike seen here. Featuring a two-tone gradient paint job and Packer/adidas co-branding, the bike will be given away to one lucky purchaser of the shoe. Stay tuned for more details leading up to the Saturday release.
Paris’ Etudes studio and adidas link up for the second release from the Consortium UltraBOOST Collective series. This cageless edition of the sneaker has a bright blue Primeknit upper paired with black on the lace tabs, heel cup, midsole, and outsole. A circular set of white stars that symbolize a strong, open, and progressive European union appear on the toe boxes of each shoe. Co-branded tongue tags, heel pulls, and insoles cement the partnership on this minimal silhouette.
Available Midnight EST on September 15th at PackerShoes.com and in-store at Jersey City.
In a World Cup year, adidas Consortium and Boston’s Bodega tackle collaborative renditions of the Kamanda and Sobakov based on the style of the terraces and the performance of the pitch. Boasting a tonal black ballistic nylon upper, olive knit tongue, and khaki tab on the heel, the Kamanda also has a dark semi-translucent outsole with Bodega branding in bright orange to match the liner. A ribbed suede upper appears on the tan Sobakov with a re-imagined reflective Three Stripes and orange liner, tongue tag, and laces. A semi-translucent gum outsole reveals the Bodega logo beneath.
A Kind of Guise x adidas Consortium UltraBoost Collective ($220)
Germany’s A Kind of Guise and adidas Consortium combine for the first release of the UltraBoost Collective series inspired by a fictional Mediterranean Hotel, The AKOG Hotel Club. Cream Primeknit with a distinctive embroidered zig-zag patten covers the upper with a suede heel cup and tongue, all of which sits above a yellow outsole with pink splatter details meant to evoke the lemon trees near the the hotel. Leather tongue tags and insoles feature co-branded logos and detailing.
Available, August 25th at Midnight EST at Packershoes.com and in-store at Jersey City.
Italy’s fashion brand C.P. Company links up with adidas for its first ever collaboration overlapping the worlds of soccer and streetwear. Three footwear options are set to hit our shelves: two versions of the Kamanda as well as one Marathon. One Kamanda features a monochrome brown with a nylon upper, pigskin mudguard and heel panel. C.P. branding hits the tongue tag and perforated Three Stripes hit the sides with a leather liner. An olive version of the Kamanda offers nylon and pigskin with branding on a heel tab. The last shoe is an updated version of the Marathon, with a black mesh upper and panels of suede on the heel, blue sockliner and branded heel pull.
Concepts x adidas Consortium Energy Boost Concepts – White/Blaeme/Pow Tea ($200)
adidas Consortium and Boston’s Concepts sneaker shop combine on a massage parlor-themed “Shiatsu” Energy Boost. With jade green hits on the Three Stripes and on the marbled outsole meant to evoke the decorative elements in Boston massage parlors, the sneaker also includes a terrycloth interior to resemble spa towels. White Primeknit covers the upper, and co-branded tongue tags and insoles cement the collaboration.
After a successful NMD Racer collaboration, Juice HK and adidas Consortium return with another model, this time giving the Gazelle a fresh look with a crepe sole. The woven upper gets done up in light grey, while khaki suede overlays hit the lace panel, toe, Three Stripes branding, and heel. Leather comprises the liner and tongue tabs, while the collaborative Consortium logos land on the footbeds.
Denmark’s NAKED sneaker boutique is internationally recognized as a leader in female sneaker shopping, and they have collaborated with adidas for a new silhouete called the ARKYN. This model boasts frayed black Primeknit on the upper and subtle white Three Stripes branding on the inner panel of this shoe with a mid-top sock-lined design. White Boost cushioning with a black plug on the heel provides cushioning and stability to round out the model. Accompanying the new footwear silhouette is a take on some of adidas Originals’ most iconic pieces, the three-stripe tracksuit bottoms ($100) and a funnel neck tracksuit top ($120).
The entire collection will be available tonight at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com
Los Angeles’ NiceKicks last collaborated with adidas for a release of the widely-popular NMD. For their second collaboration, the duo combines for a Crazy 1 ADV and a Crazy 8 ADV using white, purple, pink, and aqua blue, all evoking the 1990s look on Venice Beach’s streetball courts. For the Crazy 1 ADV, mesh, premium suede, and elastic all combine on a sleek model with NiceKicks branding on the lateral portion. The legendary Crazy 8 gets remixed with an elastic collar and a modern lacing system set over a midsole with concealed Boost cushioning and collaborative branding. To cement the theme of the 1990s, a tracksuit top with a white body and aqua sleeves punctuated with a purple Three Stripes pattern arrives, along with white track pants with subtle aqua branding.
Neighborhood x Invincible x adidas Consortium NMD_R1 PK – Black ($200)
Taiwan’s Invincible boutique links with Japanese powerhouse NEIGHBORHOOD for a minimal take on the adidas NMD_R1 PK. Taking inspiration from NEIGHBORHOOD’s 2004 release of the adidas Superstar, this version adds a colorful tiger embroidery on one suede heel patch and ornate lettering on the other, along with leather on the eyestays and co-branded midsole bumpers and tongue tabs for a detailed take on the model.
Available Thursday night at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. Also available Friday, December 29th in-store at both Packer locations.